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Global A Go-Go

May 19, 2024 1:00 PM โ€“ 3:00 PM


With Bill Lupoletti

Global A Go-Go is a weekly two-hour world music radio program that I've been hosting since 2004. It's usually produced live in the studio and can be heard on both the FM radio band at 97.3 FM in Richmond, Virginia and as a webstream simulcast at wrir.org.

It is rebroadcast on other radio stations, and it's available as a podcast as well. There's a comprehensive online archive of Global A Go-Go programs (I'm not kidding about it being comprehensive -- the recordings go all the way back to August 25, 2004) here: radio4all.net/index.php/series/Global+A+Go-Go

I describe Global A Go-Go as "music from around the world in the universal language of groove." In short, you could call it a world music program that emphasizes the danceable over the folkloric.

Global A Go-Go is all about decolonizing your ears. My goal with this program is to expand your listening horizon: I want more people to listen to more music from outside their own country, language, culture and comfort zone.

Beyond Bogotรก

Global A Go-Go
1:25 PM
Yol Aularong - Yuvajon Kouge Jet
Yol Aularong Yuvajon Kouge Jet
Cambodian Psych-Out Defective 2007 World
Cambodia, 1970s
1:22 PM
Nusantara Beat - Mang Becak
Nusantara Beat Mang Becak N
Mang Becak - Single Les Disques Bongo Joe 2024 World
1:13 PM
Noori & His Dorpa Band - Qwal
Noori & His Dorpa Band Qwal
Beja Power! Electric Soul & Brass From Sudan's Red Sea Coast Ostinato Records LLC 2022 World
1:06 PM
Qwanqwa - Indet Nesh
Qwanqwa Indet Nesh N
Live self-released 2024
1:01 PM
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Global A Go-Go
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros Global A Go-Go
Global A Go-Go BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 2001 Alternative
England UK
1:00 PM
Oliver Lake - Separation
Oliver Lake Separation
Matador Of 1st & 1st Passin Thru 1996 Jazz

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